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Validate Spring Steel part Simulation

Question asked by Rick Donnellon on Jan 22, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2013 by Henry Kurniadi

I put the attached simulation together with no training and I am a simulation novice at best. I am hoping someone can take a look at the simulation and validate that I have set it up correctly?


A pin in the Ø12mm hole in the end of this part is fixed in a hole in another part. The part tries to pivots around a hinge on the Ø6mm hole (but can't because the front pin is fixed) when a 2001.5N load is applied to the Ø5mm holes via a cam follower. I am looking for a 2.5-3mm deflection at the Ø5mm holes under load. It looks like that what I am seeing by the displacement results?


I would also like to look at fatigue under load/unload cycles but it looks like I neeed Simulation Pro, which I don't have. Can anyone recommend a online service that can run that simulation for me.